More taint mode problems (please help)

Garrod M. Alwood Garrod.Alwood at
Wed Jan 6 17:03:41 GMT 2010

I was having the taint mode on Ubuntu linux and 4.79.1 fixed it. I know FreeBSD is completely different, but this did fix this issue for me. So yeah 4.79.1 might not fix the taint issue, but remember FreeBSD is unix not Linux and there is a slight difference, but enough to make a difference.

Garrod M. Alwood
garrod.alwood at<mailto:garrod.alwood at>
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mike Jakubik [mikej at]
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 11:56 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: More taint mode problems (please help)

On Tue, January 5, 2010 8:54 am, mog wrote:
> Ya, you need to use MailScanner-4.79.4 which was available a couple
> weeks ago from ports. It will work then.
> mog

It wont work correctly, I'm the person thats been maintaining FreeBSD
mailscanner port for the last few versions, please stop spreading false
information. This also isn't specific to perl on FreeBSD, Linux users have
reported this issue as well.

While MS will start and will appear to work, certain attachments (appears
to be zip files) will trigger a taint mode error. See my original post.

Since the MS community isn't addressing this, i have made a work around
which runs the master script as he run as user, this disabled taint mode.
The new port should be available shortly.

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